International Sawfish Day was established as a collaboration between the Sawfish Species Survial Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA ) studbook program as well research and conservation organizations to highlight endangered sawfish and the challenges they face in our world's oceans.
Each year International Sawfish Day is celebrated on October 17th. Share messages on social media or plan an event of your own! Planning an event of any size can be simple. Click here to find some ideas and resources to help plan your event!
For more information about Sawfish biology, research and conservation, visit the website of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group http://www.iucnssg.org/conservation-strategies-sawfish.html or the Sawfish Conservation Society's website www.sawfishconservationsociety.org a To report a sawfish sighting visit the International Sawfiish Encounter Database https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sawfish/
Join us in celebrating Sawfish every day! Contact us to find out more about Sawfish biology, research and conservation, and ways to get our message to your friends and family. Use the hashtag #IntlSawfishDay when sharing on social media.